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Sep 3, 2012 2:05am EDT
all that political stagecraft. >> reporter: president obama and the democrats get to spend the week filling the chair presented by clint eastwood on stage last week. national security and foreign policy almost nonexistent from the rhetoric voiced by republicans in tampa. the president has natural advantage there, only one commander-in-chief at a time. >> to me the empty chair which matters, neither side talked to the empty chair of the man or woman that didn't come home from iraq, people are sitting around the table, their wife, daughter is gone. the woman who has to work two shifts. isn't able to have flex time. empty chair of a grandfather with alzheimers can't be there, because the family can't manage them. >> reporter: the white house on a lighter note released recipe for the secret brew of the white house, beer recipe. an effort to reach white working class voters. the secret to the election, perhaps, president obama trying to sent message he is ready to occupy the seat next to you even if it is a bar stool. rick klein, abc news, charlotte. >> cheers. >> good stuff. >> bottom u
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Sep 11, 2012 2:35am EDT
anniversary. president and mrs. obama observe a moment of silence at the white house. then they travel to memorial service for pentagon victim ttz. later the president visits wounded warriors at walter reid. >>> and for the first time, there will be no politicians at ground zero ceremonies in new york. mitt romney speaks to national guard convention in nevada. paul ryan in his home state of wisconsin for the day. latest abc news poll find that presidt obama is six points ahead in, eight points up since the political conventions. >>> it is going to be neck and neck all the way down the stretch. >> seems like president obama if you believe the polls got more of a bounce out of conventions. the debates will start. it will be who won the debate. yes, it certainly is going to shift. >> if president obama's approval rating is 50% or lower he will become the first president to ever become re-elected with a 50% approval rating or lower, george w., had a 48% in august, but not in september when he was re-elected. >> interesting, beth candidates. mitt romney, and president obama staying a
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Sep 25, 2012 2:35am EDT
. polls now show the president hold a slight lead. >>> president obama is right here in new york today where he will speak to the u.n. general assembly. yesterday, the president and first lady taped an interview which will air late tire day on "the view" and the interview comes 42 days before the election. barbara walters has a preview. >> governor romney on 60 minutes was asked, does he think it is fair that he pays a lower tax rate than somebody making $50,000 a year. he said yes. i think it is fair. and i also think that's the way you get economic growth. i have just got a different vision about how we grow an economy. i think, barbara, you grow an economy from the middle out, not from the top down. >> reporter: we asked the president and first lady about their future, win or lose, come election day. what are you going to do with the rest of your life? >> well, first things first. we do have -- we do have an election ahead. and i've got, all kinds of things i want to do in a second term. putting folks back to work, making sure our schools are up to snuff, and -- we've got anot
ABC
Sep 26, 2012 2:35am EDT
. >>> also this half-hour, president obama addresses the united nations and has harsh words for one nation in particular. >> as usual, iran, the elephant in the room in that one. >>> plus also this morning, an emotional reunion. a woman who was nearly killed by an out-of-control car. look at the tape. the police officer who literally saved her life. they have been reunited. an incredible story. she is very lucky to be alive. look at that. how close that was. how tragic that could have been. >>> her life was changed. but her dreams remain. a paralyzed woman's vow to walk down the aisle for her wedding day. >> little bit of inspiration on a wednesday morning. great story. >>> first, we have been talking and the country talking about this suns mince monday night. the pressure to do something about the replacement refs. it all picked up steam after this call monday night giving seattle the highly doubtful, questionable, illegitimate victory. >> see one waving it off. one saying touchdown. now even the presidential candidates are weighing in on the issue. abc's karen travers joining us this mor
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Sep 25, 2012 2:35am EDT
president of the united states. i'm not that patient. >> michelle obama, not that patient. well you can see the entire interview later this morning on "the view." >>> secretary of state hillary clinton here in new york for the u.n. general assembly talking about the wave of anti-american anger in the middle east. urging muslims to display dignity and not resort to violence after the film that lampoons the prophet muhammad. clinton met with the leaders of afghanistan, pakistan, libya and egypt. >>> in suburban den version the movie theater where july's shooting massacre took place will be opening. a dozen killed. 60 wounded in the attack. the mayor of aurora, colorado, says an online survey shows residents believe the theater should reopen. victims' families and community leaders were consulted. >>> an update now on the tragic death of that baby panda at washington's national zoo. initial tests show that the week-old-cub had liver abnormalities and fluid in its abdomen. could be another two weeks before the cause of death is determined. zookeepers confirm the mother did not crush her cub
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Sep 7, 2012 2:35am EDT
years. that is what president obama asked democrats and america for last night. during his impassioned address. >> the commander-in-chief's tone and the big takeaway this morning now that both the democratic and republican conventions are in the history books. it's friday, september 7th. >> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now." >>> good friday morning, everybody. i'm rob nelson. >> can i get an amen? >> amen. >> the weekend is here. >> it is. >> i'm paula faris. we'll take you live to charlotte for extensive coverage of the democratic convention. thenic nomi then economic news. the stock market's big high and why investors have their eyes today on unemployment trend. and everyone is saying that, he knew those numbers for the job, the job report when he spoke last night. >> the president gets a sneak peek. kind of knows. see whether the numbers are a wet blanket on what he said or does point to some kind of recovery. we'll see. stock market great day. jobs report a whole different thing. >>> also this morning, any woman who had a mammogram in their 20s could face a risk. t
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Sep 26, 2012 1:40am PDT
against america. president obama uses the world stage to talk about recent uprisings in the muslim world. >> his address to the u.n. general assembly includes a passionate defense of free speech. it's wednesday, september 26th. >> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now." >>> good morning, everybody. i'm paula faris on this hump day. >> that's right. midweek. here we go. good morning, everybody. good to be back. i'm rob nelson. we'll get to the president's speech, including his powerful trib but to murdered ambassador chris stevens coming up in just a second. >>> also in this half hour, officially fed up. football fans are still fuming over that botched call by the replacement refs. so many people are venting on our facebook page. we're going to share a few of the juicy one s coming up in just a second. everybody is talking about the end of that monday night game. >> a fair call for those who live in seattle. outside of seattle, botched call. >> indeed. man. >>> forget living large. in san francisco, go small or go home. we'll give you've the nickel tour of some mini-size
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Sep 25, 2012 1:40am PDT
territory while president obama has a date on the world stage. it is tuesday, september 25th. >> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now." >>> good tuesday morning. i'm sunny hostin in for paula faris. >> i'm john muller. rob nelson's on assignment. in a moment, we'll get the latest on the speeches and stumping with 42 days until the election. >>> from heartache to happiness. the family stunned to get their dog back. years after a hurricane that hit new orleans. >>> also this half-hour, new outrage over corporal punishment. the teenage school girls getting paddled by a male vice principal. >> that sounds all kind of wrong. >>> and later a return of "dancing with the stars," all the movers and shakers from the debut coming up in "the skinny." >> first mitt romney heads to ohio to begin a three-day bus tour with running mate paul ryan. >> with 42 days to go, the stakes couldn't be any higher. abc's karen travers is in washington. karen? >> reporter: good morning, john. good morning, sunny. officially six weeks until election day. yesterday, mitt romney was stumping in
ABC
Sep 21, 2012 1:40am PDT
it was december 1, 2009, at west point, that president obama announced the surge. >> and as commander-in-chief i have determined it is in our vital national interest to send an additional 30,000 u.s. troops to afghanistan. >> reporter: at that time he also announced a schedule for their withdrawal, a goal that has now been met. 33,000 u.s. troops took part in the surge. 10,000 of them were out by july of last year. and the remaining 23,000 are now gone. but in his statement, the defense secretary had a sobering reminder saying, "it is important to underscore that even as our surge troops return home, there are roughly 68,000 americans who remain in a tough fight in afghanistan, alongside their nato and afghan partners. we are a nation at war." the human toll of the surge was tremendous. of the almost 2,000 u.s. casualties in afghanistan, 57% happened during the surge. now those who remain face the die-hard insurgents and the growing threat of insider attacks. the deadline to bring the final american troops home is still 2014. muhammad leila, abc news, kabul. zbhood news there, importa
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Sep 27, 2012 1:40am PDT
presidential politics now, where the obama campaign is releasing a new two-minute ad and in key battleground states, the president lays out a plan to create are manufacturing jobs, promote u.s.-made energy and train workers and reduce the deficit. voters in ohio liked the message the president delivered on jobs there yesterday. polls show mr. obama widening his lead in the state. mitt romney also in the buckeye state telling audiences he cares about the people of america. romney acknowledging that some of the polls show him behind president obama. but he pointed to the first presidential debate less than a week from now as a potential turning point in the race. >>> in new york it was a rough ride for nearly 200 people aboard a brazilian jetliner from rio. they were bracing for a crash landing at kennedy airport because the landing gear was stuck sideways. you can see it there. the pilot circled twice before touching down. the nose gear seemed to miraculously straighten itself out just before the plane hit the tarmac. thankfully no one was injured. but some anxious moments aboard
ABC
Sep 13, 2012 2:35am EDT
store chain, hobby lobby is suing the federal government over part of president obama's health care law. the retailer cause itself bib lickly founded business, in quotes, because of the all 500 stores nationwide are closed o sundays. hobby lobby says health care law's requirement to provide cu coverage for morning after pill and birth control is not constitutional. >> we cannot abandon our religious beliefs to comply with mandate. >> you don't have a right to not follow a general basing rule of law, because of your religious conscience. >>> companies seeking an injunction, religious based universities and schools asked for exemptions, retailer, prif business could be fined $1 million a day next year if it does not comply with the law. >>> a chaotic scene on the streets of los angeles. neighborhood yesterday as some bank robbers on the run started throwing cash out of the when dough of their suv. one woman called it a neighborhood stimulus package. she watched people scooping up the bills. look at that. it all came to an end. when a pickup truck blocked the suspect's car. they surren
ABC
Sep 27, 2012 2:35am EDT
. and even briefly united president obama and republican vp candidate paul ryan. >> give me a break. >> reporter: it appears to be what finally brought the powerful nfl owners and referees' union to this deal arrived at after a marathon negotiating session. refs have been locked out since june in a dispute over both compensation and the power to bench bad referees. but the replacement refs brought in by the league, including one guy who had previously been fired by the women only lingerie football league, proved off to be infinitely worse. >> these replacement officials are not up to the speed of the game. they're not calling the thing that the regular officials would see. >> reporter: the blown calls led to coaches throwing temper tantrums, players arguing their safety was being put at risk, and fans desperately missing the regular refs who are usually taken for granted. >> but the last three weeks we have been focussed in on the officials. the wrong thing to look at. it's kind of obvious. people watch football games now, they're saying, how many bad calls are the officials going t
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Sep 19, 2012 1:40am PDT
finds president obama polling slightly ahead among likely voters. >> the video of romney was taken four months ago. who shot it? where has it been? why are we seeing it now? chief investigative correspondent brian ross is following the tale of the tape. >> reporter: the setting was this mansion in boca rattan, florida, home of long-time romney supporter and friend, mark leider, known as a private equity party boy in the gossip pages. it was may 17th, and reporters covering the campaign, we're told, the event would be closed to the press. >> too bad you can't come to the fund-raiser. the dinner was supposed to be private and limited to those who paid $50,000 each to be there. but someone placed a camera in the room, secretly recording romney from what appears to be a wine serving table off to the side. occasionally the camera angle is adjusted as romney delivers the candid remarks that four months later would make headlines. >> and so my job is not to worry about those people. the romney tapes were first posted online on youtube may 31st, two weeks after the speech, by a new user with th
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Sep 17, 2012 2:30am EDT
of chances to abandon the plan. but say he was determined to go forward. >>> president obama and republican hopeful mitt romney hit the campaign trail again today. after a week largely focused on the latest violence in the middle east. expect an uptick in the war of word over everything from trade with china to immigration, and of course, the economy. here is abc's karen travers. >> reporter: so far the economy has dominated the race for the white house. but last week, a rare detour in the foreign policy after the deadly attack in libya that left an american ambassador dead and the violent protests across the middle east. mitt romney slammed the obama administration's policies in the region. >> the world need american leadership, the middle east needs american leadership. >> reporter: the president told cbs news that romney's response to the unrest was flat out wrong. >> governor romney has a tendency to shoot first and aim later. >> reporter: but a quiet weekend on the campaign trail. romney stopped by one of his grandson's soccer games outside boston. his only campaign event, a
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Sep 24, 2012 3:00am PDT
news all morning long. t.j.? >>> well, shifting gears now, president obama and about 120 other world leaders gather here in new york today for the start of this year's u.n. general assembly. as iran's mahmoud ahmadinejad left tehran for the meeting, he promised a debate on the crisis in syria. iran is accused of helping syrian president bashar al assad's brutal crackdown on rebels. >>> and in syria, an explosion near the four seasons hotel near damascus has killed at least one person. a bomb hid inside a bag blew up as they held a rare meeting inside the capital city. the assad regime apparently allowed the meeting to bolster its claim of being open to political reform despite the deadly assaults on rebels. >>> despair at the national zoo. just a week after its surprise birth, a giant panda cub has died. zookeepers were alerted yesterday morning when the cub's mother made a distress call. the staff managed to get the cub out and administer cpr, but it was too late. the cub was conceived through artificial insemination after its mom had five failed pregnancies. preliminary findi
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Sep 24, 2012 2:05am EDT
worried romney's campaign is moving in the wrong direction. >>> the obama campaign has launched its first campaign ad using romney's comments about the so-called 47%. it's running today in ohio has romney and running mate paul ryan are getting ready to kick off their bus tour. the ad says romney should stop attacking others on taxes and come clean on his own. >>> turning overseas, the search has resumed for six climbers missing after a deadly avalanche in nepal. at least nine people were killed on mt. montaslew. one of the highest and trying to recover all the bodies. ten survived and had to be flown to the hospital. many of the climbers were from europe. >>> in southern california crews are battling two dangerous fast-moving fires. the flames threaten 200 homes in riverside county and not far away from san diego county, at least four homes have burned in the campo area. at least 80 more are under threat. firefighters are battling hi temperatures and gusty winds. evacuees are staying in a nearby high school. >>> paula, it's not just california struggling with serious wildfires. doze
ABC
Sep 14, 2012 2:35am EDT
information into the computer. everything with obama's health care law, health care system, everything has to be electronically stored. took a long time. she says in the process of going home to 11:00 at night trying to convert everything from the files. >> interesting too, in the old days, the file, little file. right in the doctor's office. you are legally entitled. to say i want the file. it is yours. technically all information on the internet is yours. you don't know who has the it. give me the file. >> i will buy yours for $14. >> an juicy stuff? not really. nothing to good, yet. coming up. what could be a game changer in the computer video market. >> creator of mario brothers and donkey kong, reinvent the wii. why the wii is so advanced. try to say that five times fast, on "world news now." wii. watching. >> wii. ♪ because all i want to do is have some fun ♪ ♪ i got a feeling i'm not the only one ♪ >> sheryl crow, you are not the only one. nintendo revealed its first new video gaming system in years. >> the new wii console, high definition. nintendo's competitor, introduced
ABC
Sep 20, 2012 1:40am PDT
obviously inarticulate making this point. and the point we're trying to make here is, under the obama economy, the government dependency is up and economic stagnation is up. >> was it a poor choice of words? probably inarticulate. but i am not offended by that. >> reporter: she told me she is voting for romney. and andrew small, one of the few voters still undecided. >> when you heard it what was your first reaction? >> just like anything you are shocked that some one would saying something like that. >> reporter: and this woman. [ speaking foreign language ] >> reporter: rita telling me, she is not satisfied with his words about latinos, his words this week about people waiting for a government handout. and also in that recorded video, romney is blunt about needing more latinos to win. >> we're having a much harder time with the has hispanic vote, and if the hispanic voting bloc, becomes as committed to the democrats as the african-american voting bloc has in the past, why we're in trouble as with the party and i think as a nation. >> reporter: i spoke with the senior adviser within
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Sep 7, 2012 1:40am PDT
all over this arena throughout the week, particularly in president obama's acceptance speech. big anticipated moment because the promise of what he offered four years ago was everywhere to be seen. the adoring crowds, all of the big rhetoric, hard for him to reach back into the bag of tricks knowing he has been in office for four years. it is harder to ask for hope and change when you brought the change, you are holding the white house. so very hard to fire up your supporters when you are the occupant of the white house. >> some critics will say there wasn't enough meat and potatoes, not enough substance in the speech. it was several speeches jammed into one. where did he hit his stride? >> reporter: look, he told people not to be cynical, but this is a nation right now of skeptics. they want answers about the changing the style of politics in the nation, specific issues that delegates cared about. they're ready to fight for him. they want to hear what went wrong over the last couple years and what he can offer for the future. we started to hear that. by no means did he close the
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Sep 5, 2012 2:35am EDT
. >>> this morning on "world news now" -- rousing reception. michelle obama asked america to vote for the man she loves. >> the first lady stepped into the spotlight in charlotte giving her pitch for the president's second term. it is wednesday, september 5th. >> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now." >>> good wednesday morning, everybody. i'm rob nelson. >> i'm paula faris. michelle obama's passionate speech got cheers and some tears from the democratic delegates. we'll take you live to charlotte in a moment. you are also going to see how the rich and powerful are enjoying plenty of perks at the dnc. abc's brian ross and he did it as well at the rnc. >>> in this half-hour on the front lines of a dangerous california fire fight. why the battle in the steep rugged ter rain outside l.a. is far from over. >> something gross in the gulf coast hurricane zone, thousand and thousand of swamp rats. adding insult to injury after isaac. good thing you can't smell them on tv. something that you experience when you are down there. >> swamp rat, so we are clear is not the official term, n
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Sep 3, 2012 3:00am PDT
polls neck in neck, president obama and joe biden hitting the states hard to have the voters re-elect them. it is labor day, monday, september 3rd. >>> good morning, early on this labor day, 2012, everybody. i am rob nelson. >> is it more depressing working on a holiday or that it is september? >> a hard call. nothing like laboring on labor day. >> both of them, right? >> indeed. >> a labor of love for all of you. i'm paula faris. >>> we'll take you live to charlotte for the preview of the democratic national convention. >>> and president obama heading to the gulf region hit hard by isaac. you will see how hundreds of thousands of people are coping with floods several days in a row with no power. upwards of 400,000 in the state of louisiana without the juice. >> it is tough. august and september in new or ve,straysd september in new or without on top of the water and the s do and he ss a the stress. ooh, sweatii ou >> i don't eel worg ono co >> a.c. is good in here. >>> accidents that seem to be airaccidents that seem to be shows. the crash that shook spectators in h stfiownd w thes a
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Sep 3, 2012 2:30am EDT
this labor day. >> president obama is targeting swing states before he heads to the democratic convention. it's monday, september 3rd. >> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now." >>> good morning, everybody. happy labor day. i am rob nelson. >> i'm paula faris. we will hear how president obama and mitt romney are laying political ground work for the homestretch of the campaign. also ahead this monday morning, the struggles to recover from isaac. why thousand of folks in louisiana face new danger today and so many folks still dr struggling without electricity. 400,000 without electricity. >>> coming up, a monster truck goes out of control at a crowded show. we'll see what happens to spectators that were there to watch the race. ooh, look at that. >>> later if a new laptop is on your back to school list, our contributor here with computers that are top in their class. i just need one that doesn't break. >> like the fine ones here at abc. >> i need the internet. is that too much to ask. wi-fi. >> didn't be demanding it's overnight. first the democrats step into the conv
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Sep 26, 2012 2:35am EDT
key battleground state where new polls show they're trailing president obama. they will focus on how they plan to handle the debt crisis, improve unemployment and cut spending if they're elected to office. meantime, ann romney doing her part as well appearing on the tonight show with jay leno where she reflected on the possibility of her husband becoming the first mormon at the white house. >> on a serious note, talk about the significance if he gets elected being the first mormon president. >> i love the fact that we have the first african-american president, that means to me, that we're leaving prejudices behind. i would hope that if mitt were elected we would see more of the same. >> she also talked about how much she and her husband love shopping at costco, saying she recently picked up an $18, three pack of kirkland dress shirts he wears "all the time." who doesn't love shopping at costco? you need two things and get a cartful. >> the romneys at costco, indeed. her first time being on the late night talk show like that. it was good. getting into the nitty-gritty. they want to ag
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Sep 10, 2012 2:05am EDT
it, yes. finally. the latest gallup poll suggests president obama picked up momentum after the convention in charlotte. in august, in a dead heat. >> the numbers put the president ahead by five points. abc's senior washington editor looks at a state in play. good morning, rick klein. >> reporter: rob, paula, ohio is the key. here is why. according to abc news latest race projections president obama in line for 207 electoral votes to 206. if you add in ohio's 18. 255 of the 270 he need. he would need one or more states to take it all. if romney doesn't win ohio he would have to win every other battleground state. the president getting one of the photo-ops on the campaign trail. visiting a pizza shop. >> good to see you. >> he got a literal lift. not bad coming out of the convention again. doesn't hurt that it was in florida. rob, paula. >> that gay actually, president sapresident -- that guy actually, president said look at those guns, he said he will vote for him again, never saw the leader of the free world, bear hugged and picked up in a pizza joint. rare moment on the trail.
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Sep 10, 2012 2:30am EDT
president obama's reforms are just fine with him. we have always known he maintained he is going to repeal what he calls obama care and replace it with his own. now we are finding out exactly what he would keep and what he would discard of. >> the position softened. one of the big things, polls support the idea that people with pre-existing conditions should get coverage. he is saying, backs that part of the reform. get to that. >>> big story -- breaking news from your old stomping ground of chicago. where public school teachers are set to strike this morning for the first time in quarter century. teachers, parents, students all facing a very tough situation. could be some messy days in the windy city. >> got a message from one friend, she had to call out of work. who will watch the kids? later, big names and big games, sanchez, manning, rg iii and the big stories and how we did with our predictions. uh-huh. >> still bitter. nothing to say about yesterday's games. >> revel right now. >> saints, what's going on. >>> we begin the half-hour with a developing story. federal public healt
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Sep 4, 2012 2:35am EDT
pr has begun. >> spinning. >> first democrats c s convergin charlotte. >>> tonight michelle obama tries to make the case for her husband's re-election. abc's karen travers is joining us from charlotte with more at what is at stake for the democrats. good morning, karen. >> reporter: hi. this arena is empty right now. tonight a very different story. jammed with democrats who are eager to launch their convention and give rebuttal to the republicans. the stage is set, and democrats are ready to get their convention under way. first lady michelle obama arrived in charlotte, she got a feel for where she will deliver her primetime address, a speech, the democrats say is critical to their message this week. most americans spent labor day enjoying the end of summer. but the candidates were busy working. in toledo, ohio, president obama took credit for saving the auto industry. >> i stood with american workers. i stood with american manufacturing. i believeden you. i bet on you. i will make that bet any day of the week. later he detoured off the trail to louisiana. there he surveyed the da
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Sep 10, 2012 3:00am PDT
president got quite a lift in florida over the weekend. an enthusiastic supporter gave mr. obama a bear hug -- >> hello. >> -- lifting the commander in chief right off the ground. you don't see that moment every day, huh. >> no, you don't. he got the okay from the secret service beforehand. as for serious, use on the campaign trail -- not that making pizza isn't serious, we turn to abc's ann compton. >> reporter: at the last stop on his two-day battleground state tour, president obama told the west palm beach crowd that his fate is in their hands. >> if we win palm beach county, we will win florida. and if we win florida, we win this election. >> reporter: for republican challenger mitt romney, it was obama care and what sounded like backing off the pledge for full repeal. >> i'm not getting rid of all of health care reform. of course a number of things i look in health care reform i am going to put in place. one those with pre-existing conditions can get coverage. >> reporter: before the republican convention, a gallup poll had governor romney at 47% and president obama at 46%. now the
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Sep 4, 2012 1:40am PDT
i am a little biased because i think our president is awesome. when michelle obama takes center stage she will have a huge task to fulfill to convince america the country is better off because of her man. she is one of the biggest assets to her husband's campaign. they're to pique the interest of those supporters who might be wavering. >> barack is so, the level-headedness that you see is -- is real. >> reporter: and then there is ann romney. >> i love you, women! >> reporter: from the spotlight in tampa last week she went straight for that female vote. painting a primetime picture of her husband as a lovable, likable guy. not just that, she defended her husband against those attacks on his record at bain capital. >> i can tell you mitt romney was not handed success. he built it! [ cheers ] >> reporter: on the eve of the democratic convention in charlotte, the focus will soon be on one man, but right now it is all about the lady. >> could she help him win? >> i think strong women will help a man win, absolutely. >> reporter: down here on the convention floor, the preparations ar
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Sep 21, 2012 2:35am EDT
. here's abc's jonathan karl. >> the very first question for president obama at a univision forum in miami why wasn't there more security at the u.s. consulate in lib yeah. he dent direidn't directly aans. >> when initial events happened in cairo and the region. our goal now is to not only make sure our embassies and diplomats are safe but also to make sure we bring those who carried out these events to justice. >> reporter: the white house for the first time called at salt on t the -- the assault on the consulate a terrorist attack. there are mounting questions about how it all happened? >> was there actionable intelligence prior to this test. if there was not, why not? >> the administration suggested there was no advanced warning because the attack was a spontaneous react tugs anti-muslim video that sparked protests in egypt last week. >> what this began was a spontaneous, not premeditated response to what transpired in cairo. >> republicans say that is just not right. >> it shows the what happened in benghazi wufz nas not an anti-american protest or result of a youtube video, an o
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Sep 18, 2012 2:35am EDT
negative comments about obama supporters and entitlements. >>> plus an awkward and emotional courtroom exchange. a woman coming face to face with a man accused of stalking her. he is acting as his own lawyer. >> something you don't see often, actually. someone, they say -- >> yes, i know. be your own lawyer, you have a fool for a client. >> fool for a client. usually always true. let's talk a little bit about clint eastwood. he is going to give an explanation, and sit down to shed some light on what he was thinking when he decided on that empty chair skit at the republican convention. i have got to tell you i was fascinated by it. i couldn't look away. >> it was, yeah, well, people look at train wrecks too, they're fascinating. >> couldn't look away. first, turmoil across the middle east. the outrage over the anti-muslim film, mocking the prophet muhammad is spreading. >> police in kabul say a suicide bomber rammed a car full of explosives into a minibus near the airport at dawn killing at least nine people. an afghan militant islamist group is claiming responsibility for the attack wh
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Sep 11, 2012 2:35am EDT
candidates. mitt romney, and president obama staying away from ground zero today. let the families. >> the families will be there. only the families reading the names of those that were lost. >> right. >> also they're pulling any negative ad off the tv airwaves thankfully today. >> can weep du do that forever? >> it pays the bills here. >> pays our salaries. >> helps with coffee. >>> back to the bargaining table in chicago as massive teachers strike enters the second day. 29,000 teachers walked off the job yesterday filling the loop in downtown chicago. that means 350,000 students will be sitting out classes for at least one more day. the bitter dispute over job security and evaluations could impact school districts in nearly two dozen states that are battling over similar issues. but, politicizing both sides trying to take a stance. at least paul ryan saying we stand with the mayor, and of course, you remember, mitt romney said i think back in may, he said theating. >> powerful stink. >> fish and chips anybody? >> there you go. holding on the fish. remember when new york had a mys
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Sep 12, 2012 2:35am EDT
reports of a rift between the u.s. and israel over iran's nuclear ambitions. president obama and israeli minister netanyahu, speaking by phone last night, apparent low they agreed to continue close consultations over iran. this unusual late-night announcement from the white house comes after netanyahu criticized the obama administration over the iran policy. >> the u.n. has just found new intelligence showing iran is moving toward nuclear weapon capability. and, there are reports from israeli media that netanyahu was trying to set up this meeting with president obama, lateren the month. even offering to come to d.c. at president obama's discretion. and, the white house declined it. but, a lot of people think, because this, information is now been disseminated he will make time. >> you would think so. a bit of a big squeeze, israel is putting the pressure on the obama administration not doing this privately, coming out, showing their frustration with him. they say, with the election year, republicans contended president obama is not really a friend of israel. this is something the
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Sep 4, 2012 2:35am EDT
obama campaigns in norfolk, virginia. yesterday the president stepped off the trail to see firsthand the damage left behind by hurricane isaac in the south. he promised the federal government stand by and is ready to help those folks rebuild. >>> thousand of louisiana and mississippi property owners are going to need all of the help that they can get. many have returned home for the first time to see the mess left from isaac's flood walters. some of the areas have never been flooded this badly before and that has got homeowners in new orleans suburbs frustrated. >> it would be nice if they would have, put levee protection around our area as well as the new orleans. all they did was protect new orleans didn't protect outer league areas. the water had nowhere to go. it had to come this way. >>> more than 100,000 homes and businesses in louisiana and mississippi and arkansas still have no power. >>> isaac's leftovers are hitting the northeast today on the heels of severe loon of storms that battered central delaware. powerful wind whipped through kitt county damaging ten homes there. some s
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Sep 11, 2012 1:40am PDT
against the chicago mayor. president obama's former chief of staff, rahm emanuel. >> this is a strike of choice, and it's the wrong choice for our children, and it's not necessary. >> reporter: city officials launched an emergency plan, opening 144 schools for a half day to serve kids breakfast, lunch, and to keep them busy. the strike has left thousands of parents in a crunch. this woman scrambled to rearrange her schedule to pick her kids up early, the strike and the soaring murder rate is what most bothers her. >> with kids on the street, something might happen to our children. >> we say fight back! >> reporter: chicago teachers are fighting for better pay and benefits. but the sticking point is a new plan to base teacher evaluations in part on how well their students score on standardized tests. the unions argue that would put teachers at a disadvantage and possibly cost them their jobs. >> we feel that would destroy the curriculum, threaten the profession. >> reporter: these contract talks are being closely watched around the country. battles over testing playing out in school distr
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Sep 19, 2012 2:35am EDT
day, everybody. >> all right, how about this next. president obama's productivity tactics. probably one of the most busiest people in the world the these are some of his tips. one, gets a head start on his day, the night before. stays up until 1:00 in the morning. long after his family has turned in. looks through the binders of documents he has to review and gets his thoughts organized for the next day. two, protects his personal time. that late night period apparently is his personal time. two other blocks he keeps sacred, working out. and dane e dinner with his chil. and he, limits routine, us you will only see hip wearing blue or gray suits. has to make so many big decisions he doesn't waste time on small decisions. >> blue, gray, keep it simple. i am running the world here. >> i couldn't do that though. >> you are a woman. >> i like fashion choices. >> you are the fashionista. bummer, no hard feelings for a dog after he forces a hunter in france to kind of shoot hill self in the hand. a leaping dog shot his master in the hand catching the trigger of his shot gun on a hunt. a hu
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Sep 6, 2012 2:35am EDT
overshadows president obama the main man for this week. he didn't do that tonight. there was one grate lean we didn't mention in our piece. he said, president obama has ability to reach out across the eel to reach out to rivals. he said look he appointed people to his cabinet that supported hillary clinton in the primaries. heck, he even appointed hillary clin clton to his cabinet. hillary clinton is not here, traveling abroad. they all loved it. bet you could hear the cheering over there in asia. >> bill clinton made the point about republican obstructionism in congress, factor, made his point about bipartisanship. also had to tackle the bigger to whether americans and the country are better off than four years ago, how did he delve into that last night? >> rob here, asked the question directly. before he answered it, he let the crowd answer it. everybody started cheering. are you better off today than four years ago? they went nuts. a resounding yes. he went through bullet points of policy. president obama invested in america, infrastructure, education, resources, that helped america
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Sep 13, 2012 1:40am PDT
. president obama has tough new words about the attack. we'll get the latest in a moment. >>> also this half hour, a different kind of security breach at kennedy airport. as 100,000 mini bottles of booze, they're gone. they're missing. >> 100,000 of the little bottles? >> yeah, now airport workers right there they're under arrest. >> then now, you see it now you don't. incredible shrinking product. giving you less for your dollar. and what we are going to tell you about saving at the supermarket. >> we shared this yesterday. a lot of you weighed in on facebook. you have some great money saving tips. one took me by surprise. we will share it. >> i look forward to that. >>> later, it turns out, heidi klum is getting cozy with the help. new revelations about her divorce and relationship with her bodyguard in "the skinny." she divulged that on katie's new show. >> all right, let's get right to it. >>> first off, a u.s. destroyer now off the coast of libya and a second is on the way in response to that deadly attack on americans. an elite group of marines sent to tripoli to reinforce se
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Sep 12, 2012 1:40am PDT
. president obama and the first lady, attended, laying a wreath to honor the victims. echoing a theme of the day, he seemed to look more forward than back. >> somewhere a son is growing up with his father's eyes and a daughter has her mother's laugh, living reminders that those who died are with us still. >> the president also sclamed that the nation is safer now than before the attacks. and in recognition of the anniversary, both mr. obama and mitt romney pulled their negative ads off of the air yesterday. just -- >> a live picture now of the world trade center. >> mm-hmm. like i said -- >> there it is. that's an unbelievable sight. >> you've been to new york. and it's hard to really get the gravity of the situation and really empathize if you are not here -- and i know i have been in the midwest my entire life for the past 11 years. actually being here on the anniversary, very -- it's a totally different feeling. >> no doubt about that. that picture says it all. the two beams of light. where the twin towers were. look at that magnificent, new, world trade center building lit up in red, whi
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Sep 28, 2012 2:35am EDT
presidential election have been cast. early balloting got under way in iowa. president obama has three fundraisers in washington tonight. after spending yesterday in virginia, where he hammered away at mitt romney's comments about the 47%. meanwhile, the republican challenger also spent the day in virginia focusing on the economy and new numbers showing growth is slower than we thought. after campaigning in pennsylvania today, romney heads to a fund raiser in massachusetts. and both candidates are preparing for their first debate wednesday night in colorado where they will tackle domestic policy, use. >>> we are following a developing story from minnesota. police in minneapolis are investigating a deadly work place shooting. yesterday afternoon at a sign company. we don't have an exact death toll this morning. police are saying that several people were killed including the shooter who died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound. three people were taken to the hospital in critical condition. >>> in los angeles, investigators are awaiting toxicology tests on a actor who allegedly murdered his
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Sep 6, 2012 2:35am EDT
return. the biggest speech of his life. > president barack obama. >> former political rivals, now president obama's campaign near hief. > he has rformed extremely ell under very difficult ircumstances. >> on tv. >> we need to keep gng with his plan. >> now athe mocratic convention. shley judd calling clinton's peechch -- a game changer. >> saying there is a reason the presidt burieded the hatchet with his wife's formal ival. > he speaks to the voters that arack obama is not doing that ell with. clinton might have a regret. > he is wishinge wasn't up gainst the football game. >> tomorrow all eyes will be on the current president. eva longoria with a.j. in charlotte today, she will take the stage before mr. obama tomorrowow. getting people to get excited is and what man e's done for us. >> no empty chair next to you? >> no. not going to have empty chair. >> nown a rare interview obama's sister, maya and michelle's brother breaking news. omorrow's outdoor acceptance peech moving indoors because of a thunderstorm threat. >> i understand the president will do a conference call with all
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Sep 5, 2012 1:40am PDT
, names you don't often hear. >> you had. they have raised millions for president obama. for some that has been a gateway for perks, favors, jobs. here is abc's brian ross, once again on the money trail. >> reporter: just like the republicans, the democrats in charlotte are treating big money people like political royalty. >> they're the convention delegates and then the elite. >> reporter: this confidential campaign document lays out the perks for super donors. top package for those who raised more than $1 million. with access to places most delegates will never see, including this invitation-only concert by pop singer john legend. >> the top rung players. basically most delegates to the conventions and most american people are left out of this loop. >> reporter: in addition to the perks there are jobs for the biggest obama fundraisers. from our money trail files from the 2008 convention, we found allen katz named ambassador to portugal after raising $500,000 plus. and another big obama fund raiser four years ago. how much money did you raise? >> i can't disclose that. >> between
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Sep 6, 2012 1:40am PDT
officially nominated president obama for a second term, delivering an impassioned endorsement. it is thursday, september 6th. >> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now." >> good morning, everybody. i'm rob nelson. >> almost to friday, aren't we? almost. i'm paula faris on this thursday. president obama accepts that endorsement tonight. we are going to have a preview. also ahead, a heart-stopping bank heist. as armed robbers strapped a device they said was a bomb onto the manager's body. how that drama ended and the storyline behind that is fascinating. >>> then andy roddick calls it a career. the tennis great's emotional exit finally played out at the u.s. open. >> i wanted him to advance another day. >> looking good. >>> and later, viva mexico. we will show you how to serve gourmet food and drinks with south-of-the-border flair. >> ah. >> does that mean we get to drink? >> one of our favorites. tim laird always good to us. >>> the democratic convention wraps up tonight and grand finale, the acceptance speech by president obama. >> mr. obama appeared on stage briefly last
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Sep 21, 2012 2:35am EDT
on "world news now" -- hot seat. president obama facing tough questions about immigration and broken campaign promises. >> one day after mitt romney was put on the spot in a miami townhall meeting. it is friday, september 21st. >> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now." >>> happy friday, everybody. we made it to the weekend. >> tgif. >> i'm paula faris. i think. >> you are paula faris last time i checked. >> when was the last time you checked. >> days ago. you were gone. >> glad to be back. i was in texas. >> blowing the lid off something big down there? >> yes. we'll bring it soon. good to be back. >> good texas barbecue? >> barbecue. might have had a margarita or two. >> i'm john muller, by the way. last time i checked. rob nelson is on assignment. the presidential campaign in our top story. >>> the labor and budgetary pains that american airlines is going through right now. delayed flights and what analysts are saying to you if you plan to book a ticket with them. >>> history in the skies over the southwest part of our nation as the the space shuttle "endeavour" gets o
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Sep 18, 2012 1:40am PDT
," and the politics. i've got mr. obama here. >> reporter: the polls suggest that people remember your speech, not mitt romney's. >> i didn't try to upstage. >> reporter: you wouldn't let the campaign see what you would say. you didn't know. >> i didn't know. >> can't do that to himself. >> reporter: do you think you went too far at all? >> no, not really. anyway, everybody seemed to have a good time with it. that's all that matters. >> reporter: president obama says he's still a big fan of yours. >> hey, you know, that's his bad judgment. no. actually he seemed very charming to me. >> reporter: the most memorable convention moment in decade an indelible moment in american cultural history nick watt, abc news, los angeles. >> i could not look away. >> i was telling you beforehand. i watched the first five minutes. i went down and got distracted. i missed the chair part. the money. >> the chair, just unbelievable. >> i saw it all on tape. >> trying to figure it out. is the chair. is he losing it? what's up with the chair? >> like he said it was memorable. it was a lot of the above. he s
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